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Remote controlled boats for kids – My top 7 toy rc boats

Remote controlled boats for kids

The right decision was made when you thought about buying remote controlled boats for your kids, as it might just make them happy over the top.

The RC boats on this list are mainly toy level, but some are really powerful and fast, even going up to 25mph and more.

I picked the best of the best, from my own experience, feedback from people and how safe they are for children to use.

 

Bellow there’s gonna be my top 2 recommendations if you don’t have the time to research further.

One of them is the overall winner if you want a solid rc boat that’s made from quality materials, protects your children from harm and is a lot of fun to pilot. 

And the other is a totally different fun experience where the adults have to contribute and help the kids while fishing together.

Altair AA Aqua Boat

  • self-righting hull design
  • safety mechanism for children (motor start only in the water)
  • comes with 2 batteries in the package
  • great english customer support
  • great build quality
  • water cooling system for the motor

Fish Fun radio ranger 2

  • sturdy design
  • powerful so you can catch big fish
  • variable speeds
  • amazing satisfaction after catching fish
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What should you look for in kids rc boat

Propeller protection for kids

There are certain RC boats that have a  system to protect you and your kids from starting up the propeller on the ground.

It’s made in such a way to only complete the circuit for power only when the boat is in water.

Flipping mechanism

Some boats have a flipping mechanism so they’re self-righting in case you flip them in the water.

Range

The boats on this list work with 2.4ghz transmitters and usually have a range over 100m and up to 300m, which is usually enough.

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MY TOP RC toy boats

This is my top list with the 7 rc boats for kids carefully selected… don’t necesarily judge them by the place they’re on, as there’s really not much difference in quality  or fun you can have with them.

If you’re a parent, you might want to learn a bit about rc boats yourself before ordering one.

Choose what looks best to you and the ones that come with the features you’re most looking for.

7.Funtech RC boat Shark Design

  • Flipping mechanism
  • water cooled motor
  • 40km/h
min
Battery life
m
Range

6.SZJJX RC (skytech h100)

  • Flipping mechanism
  • water cooled motor
  • 25km/h
min
Battery life
m
Range

5.German Bismarck Military Battleship

  • movable cannons
  • comes in 2 versions
  • 8km/h
min
Battery life
m
Range

4.USA toyz udi001 venom

  • Flipping mechanism
  • water cooled motor
  • 25km/h
min
Battery life
m
Range

3.INTEY RC H102

  • Flipping mechanism
  • water cooled motor
  • 25km/h
min
Battery life
m
Range

2.Fish fun radio ranger 2

  • Can catch fish
  • water cooled motor
  • 20km/h
min
Battery life
m
Range

1.Altair AA Aqua Boat

  • Flipping mechanism
  • water cooled motor
  • 30km/h
min
Battery life
m
Range
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Altair AA Aqua RC Boat

Battery 

15min

Recommended age

7+

Self-righting

yes

Speed

30km/h (20mph)

The Altair AA aqua boat is probably my favorite recommendation both for children and adults, as it features a really high quality build along with a child safe propeller system that will block the motor from running if it’s not in water.
 
It also has the option to flip itself back in place if it tips over, but that’s not something that really happens as the build and gravity center makes it very stable.
 
The flipping, self-righting system is called anti-capsize and is a huge help.
 
The transmitter is really well built and easy to use and the overal attention to detail is something that definitely justifies the price.

Reasons you should buy it

  • If you don't want to be scared it flips over
  • If you want to be notified before losing signal
  • Great both for kids and adults
  • Comes with 2 batteries
  • Great english customer support

Reasons you shouldn't

  • If you have a really small pool ( it's quite fast and I would recommend an open body of water)
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Fish fun radio ranger 2 - fishing rc boat

Battery 

20min

Recommended age

8+

Self-righting

no

Speed

20km/h (12mph)

The Radio Ranger 2 is a fishing RC boat that actually works thanks to it’s considerable size and power. 

This might just be the most fun family activity a dad and mom could do with their kid to develop a deep sense of satisfaction and working towards a goal.

Imagine working together with your child and teaching him to put bait and carefully drive the boat around the water until the fish bites.

Then, battling with the fish and take it back to you victoriously. It’s an experience that teach children to work toward a goal and make it fun in the meantime.

Reasons you should buy it

  • sturdy design
  • Having a great experience fishing with your kids
  • Teaching your kid patience and reward of their own work.
  • Variable Speeds for different sized water

Reasons you shouldn't

  • pretty long charging time (4h)
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INTEY RC H102 - kids motorised boat

Battery 

20min

Recommended age

5+

Self-righting

yes

Speed

25km/h (15mph)

The H102 boat comes ina medium and large size, the larger version being 17 inches long.

 It’s the most bought RC boat on Amazon and for a good reason, as it’s both cheap and quite well made.

It’s easy to pilot and can even be restored if it tips over. It also comes with 2 batteries so you have plenty of fun in one go and it’s well isolated from water with a separate compartment.
 
The Water cooled motor also is a nice touch you’d expect from more expensive rc boats. 

 

It’s one of the best functioning remot control boats for bigger pools or ponds.

Reasons you should buy it

  • double hatch design to make it more waterproof
  • easy to setup and use
  • multiple speeds
  • comes with two batteries
  • water cooled motor

Reasons you shouldn't

  • weird drone controller
  • if you have kids under 4 years old
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USA toyz udi001 venom boat

Battery 

15min

Recommended age

5+

Self-righting

yes

Speed

25km/h (15mph)

The UDI001 venom RC boat is quite popular with people interested to have fun with a very controllable and easy to use boat.
 
Unlike many other RC boats, this one has two stabilizing fins on the stern which make it run very smooth and stable when doing turns.
 
It’s a blast to pilot it at max speed and race with friends and at the same time you can lower the speed and let your kids play in the pool with it.

Reasons you should buy it

  • anti tilt hull (if you don't want it to flip when taking turns)
  • water cooling intake for the motor
  • the transmitter feels great
  • quite fast
  • small enough to use in a pool

Reasons you shouldn't

  • battery life not so long
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German Bismarck Military Battleship rc boat

Battery 

25min

Recommended age

4+

Self-righting

no

Speed

8km/h 

These two boats offer a completely different experience for kids than the other ones on this list.
 
They may not be the fastest, but the feeling of controlling a battleship destroyer  with cannons that can be moved is quite entertaining for many kids and even adults.
 
Nothing on it really fires so it’s as safe as it comes.
 
The destroyer version also has helicopters and airplanes on board that can be removed that kids love to play with.

Reasons you should buy it

  • great for pools
  • turrets can be rotated and cannons reoriented(manually)
  • two versions you can choose from

Reasons you shouldn't

  • moves pretty slowly
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SZJJX RC (skytech h100)

Battery 

20min

Recommended age

8+

Self-righting

yes

Speed

25km/h (16mph)

Another really great boat for the pricetag that it’s given.
 
The Skytech H100 is one of the most bough on amazon and really well reviewed because it packs both speed and maneuverability along with a self-righting hull design.
 
You can find spare batteries for it easily and thanks to the multiple speed modes you can also try it in your pool at home, although it’s a bit bigger than what I would recommend.
 
This is perfect for bigger kids who can handle some speed and force.

Reasons you should buy it

  • self-righting hull design
  • water cooling system for the motor
  • very maneuvrable
  • multiple batteries included

Reasons you shouldn't

  • if you're looking for a slow boat
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Funtech RC boat Shark Design

Battery 

15min

Recommended age

12+

Self-righting

yes

Speed

40km/h (25mph)

There are many good things you can say about this boat when it comes to details especially.
 
From the 1750KV motor to the 4 cm metal propeller with a cable drive system that makes it super powerful.
 
How powerful? I’m talking 40km/h speed that’s nothing to be joked with. 
 
The design is quite unique, featuring a shark face, but keep in mind, this is no toy for small children.
I would only recommend it for kids over 12 years old at least

Reasons you should buy it

  • self-righting hull design
  • water cooling system for the motor
  • very maneuvrable
  • option to control multiple boats at the same time with your friends on different frequencies

Reasons you shouldn't

  • if you're looking for a slow boat

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